Junior League of Charleston Plans Fall Festival

pumpkinThe Junior League of Charleston will be bringing family fun to the Capitol Grounds this October 10th with their newly created “Pumpkins in the Park” Fall Festival and 5K Run/Walk.

Activities during this fall festival include competitions such as Wiener Dog Races and Cornhole (Corn Bag Toss) Tournament as well as a morning 5K Run/Walk. Participants can register for these events at the website setup for the event at JLCPumpkinsInThePark.com. Registrations will be taken up to check-in times as well, but participants are encouraged to sign up early to ensure a spot.

“We’ll have exciting activities all day long.” states Amanda Ream, Junior League of Charleston President. “There will be something here for everyone!”

Admission to the event is free and many activities (coloring stations, Kids in the Kitchen, storytime and more) are as well. Tickets are required for some activities such as inflatables, Halloween Bag Decorating, Face Painting and many others. These tickets can be purchased in advance at the organization’s website or can be purchased the day of the event.

“Where else are you going to get to play in a cornhole tournament on the State Capitol steps?” asks event coordinator, Sarah Stricker. “Our goal is to have a fun and safe event with activities for all ages, while supporting a great organization in the Junior League of Charleston”.

The Junior League of Charleston (JLC) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The JLC’s purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. We reach out to women of all races, religions, or national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.

The League provides volunteers and funding to area non-profit agencies for both the benefit of our community and the enrichment of our member volunteers.

JLC Volunteers saturate Charleston’s nonprofit environment and contribute thousands of hours annually to the League’s projects and programs, enhancing the lives of Charleston children and their families. In addition to volunteer services, the Junior League of Charleston fundraises and provides grant money to local non-profit agencies – meeting many critical area needs and improving the overall well being of Charleston.

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